Regional : Enhancing Road Safety for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries (Phase 2)

Sovereign Project | 48033-002

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support and enhance road safety initiatives in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) countries. It builds on the work of the Asian Development Bank's TA for Enhancing Road Safety for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries. It will facilitate regional policy dialogue, knowledge sharing, and a coordinated approach to common road safety challenges. It will also explore opportunities for standalone road safety projects in CAREC member countries that address both infrastructure and other elements of the safe system approach at scale.

Project Details

Project Name Enhancing Road Safety for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries (Phase 2)
Project Number 48033-002
Country / Economy Regional
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Mongolia
Pakistan
China, People's Republic of
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6591-REG: Enhancing Road Safety for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries (Phase 2)
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 1.20 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Some gender elements
Description The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support and enhance road safety initiatives in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) countries. It builds on the work of the Asian Development Bank's TA for Enhancing Road Safety for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Member Countries. It will facilitate regional policy dialogue, knowledge sharing, and a coordinated approach to common road safety challenges. It will also explore opportunities for standalone road safety projects in CAREC member countries that address both infrastructure and other elements of the safe system approach at scale.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Road crashes are a recognized problem in the CAREC region, where traffic fatality rates range from 8.7 to 18.1 per 100,000 population and the economic cost of road crashes ranges from 1%-5% of gross domestic product. Road safety was identified as an important pillar in CAREC 2030 to expand and improve trade and transport facilitation in the region. Several CAREC member countries have adopted national road safety strategies; however, they are generally under-resourced with no proper accountability. There is a need to coordinate road safety activities across the region to ensure an adequate level of safety is achieved.
Impact

CAREC international road corridors made safe, efficient, and attractive for all road users

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Capacity of CAREC member countries to address key road safety issues in their respective countries strengthened

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road safety engineering capacity in road agencies improved

Cross-institutional road safety collaboration and data collection capacity improved

Intelligent road safety information systems developed and deployed

Knowledge products disseminated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Under Output 1, several virtual national and regional training courses were held: (i) road safety engineering workshops for Kazakhstan on 12-28 October 2021 and Turkmenistan on 12-28 April 2022; (ii) one regional workshop and consultation on CAREC Road Safety Engineering Manual V: Star Ratings for Road Safety Audit on 15-16 November 2021; and (iii) one regional workshop on pedestrian safety in June 2022. Under output 2, Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory (APRSO) has prepared a draft document for road safety indicators for road crash recording. Through this TA, in close coordination with APRSO, this document will be consulted and finalized for the CAREC countries under APRSO. Several workshops were held with TA support: (i) two national training courses on crash investigation were held for Uzbekistan on 14-16 December 2021 and the Kyrgyz Republic on 17-19 January 2022; (ii)one national training on road safety problem for the Kyrgyz Republic on 20 April 2022 was conducted for traffic police officers and other road safety professionals; and (iii) two national trainings on road traffic accident data collection and analysis were held for Mongolia on 6-7 March 2023 and for Tajikistan on 13-14 March 2023. Under output 3, the consultation with the World Bank is ongoing on their existing road crash application, Data for Road Incident Visualization Evaluation and Reporting (DRIVER).Under output 4, two knowledge products have been published: (i) CAREC Road Safety Engineering Manual 5: Star Ratings for Road Safety Audit, and (ii) Road Safety Report Card for the CAREC Region. Four online videos on road safety engineering manuals in collaboration with CAREC Institute have been produced and posted on the CAREC website.
Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The technical assistance will hire international consultants for road safety plans, information and warning systems, and training; and national consultants for road safety plan, using individual consultant selection method.
Procurement ADB will engage the consultants and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Mishra, Ritu
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Aug 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Nov 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2023

TA 6591-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020 31 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 23 Oct 2023 375,589.24

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting Services for Road Safety Engineering Capacity Building (Mongolia) Firm - Consulting Closed
Interactions between Climate and Road Safety Action in the CAREC Region Firm - Consulting Closed
Road Crash Data Review and Reporting Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 6591 28 Feb 2024 Mongolian Construction Project Consultants Group (MONGOLIA) in association with Activiti Consulting Limited (U.K.) | Road HQ Building, 74/1 Peace Ave., Khoroo 6, Bayanzurkh District, Ulaanbaatar City 13373, Mongolia Asian Development Bank 160,998.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 6591 21 Dec 2023 Ramboll Sweden AB (SWEDEN) | Krukmakargatan 21, Stockholm, Sweden Asian Development Bank 204,550.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 6591 27 Jun 2023 FRED Engineering Srl (ITALY) | Via Celimontana, 15 Rome, 00184 Italy Asian Development Bank 245,520.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.